THE SISTERS BROTHERS’ director Jacques Audiard took the limelight at the French Night
After winning best director at the Venice Film Festival, Jacques Audiard brought THE SISTERS BROTHERS to the French Night at HKIFF43. Speaking to the Hong Kong audience after the film’s gala premiere, he revealed that the script for film’s ending was completed in just three hours on the night before the last day of shooting. Though having a few ideas in mind, he required to film the finale at the end to ensure the entirety of the whole story. Want to know how the story ends? Get your tickets of the next screening now before they are sold out!
Lee Chang-dong Master Class: a Voyage of Time in PEPPERMINT CANDY
“PEPPERMINT CANDY was filmed 20 years ago; coincidentally, the film is also about a man’s journey spanning over 20 years. It’s a voyage of time. Though the mood is heavy, I hope you’ll still find beauty and innocence in the film,” said Korean maestro Lee Chang-dong in the master class after the screening of his restored classic.
Centenary of Korean Cinema Illuminates HKIFF!
In collaboration with Korean Film Council, HKIFF43 is honored to be the first festival outside Korea work to celebrate the specially curated Centenary of Korean Cinema programme.
Illuminating the official reception tonight at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre are Oh Seok-geun, Chairman of KOFIC, and Lee Jang-go, Chairman of the 100 Years of Korean Cinema committee. Other prominent guests include maestro Lee Chang-dong; Oh Jung-mi, Lee’s co-writer in BURNING; emerging directors Lee Han and Han Ka-ram. Later tonight, Lee will hold a master class after the screening of his restored classic, PEPPERMINT CANDY.
(Only in Chinese)
《我們都是食人族》“I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians”
20/3 7:30pm the sky
23/3 4:15pm 星影匯MP
World Premiere of BODIES AT REST powers up HKIFF43!
BODIES AT REST unveiled HKIFF43 with a thrilling start! Hollywood director Renny Harlin and his major cast greeted the audience before the screening. Harlin said he loves working with talented, passionate Chinese artists. Nick Cheung appreciated the opportunity of starring in this exciting Hong Kong-Hollywood action movie; while Richie Jen, who plays a tough criminal, expressed his apology to Cheung as he had fought hard-as-nails against him in the film! All members of the cast said they had devoted every effort to the film, and hope that every audience will like and support BODIES AT REST!
HKIFF43 Kicks Off Tonight!
HKIFF43 made a glittering start tonight with the world premiere of crime thriller BODIES AT REST at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre!